The BBC carried a pictorial of Congolese from all walks of life. There are some comments that caught my eye. Look out for the 15 year-old market trader and see how longlasting effects of imperialism can be, the Housewife’s story is similar to that of many jobless ugandan women, the Taxi driver’s story sounds like he’ s lives in Kampala and then the 26 year-old Office Worker, her story is what I have heard from some Ugandans before. We can’t stop hoping though that one day Congo will find its other Patrice Lumumba.
Ugandan, Omuny'Igara, multimedia journalist, writer, producer, digital strategist, public speaker and award-winning blogger. Interests in new media, governance, migration, gender, peace and security issues. The World Economic Forum recognized me as one of the Young Global Leaders under the age of 40 in 2013. I have used new media tools to document and advocate for women’s rights in situations of armed conflict working with local and regional women's groups in various African countries. I studied Mass Communication at Makerere University, Non-violent conflict at Tufts University and hold a Masters Degree in Media, Peace and Conflict studies from the University for Peace. I have lived in Costa Rica, Switzerland and a bit in Ethiopia.